Patent & IP news for October 14, 2016

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post image Is there a competition law issue lurking on the horizon of cloud computing? from

Are we on the cusp of a potential competition law problem in the area of cloud computing services? The Economist tantalizingly, in an article entitled “Cloud Chronicles”, which appeared in its August 27th issue, has ...

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FairWarning IP, LLC v. Iatric Systems, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) from

Rule-Based Data Processing Patent Held to Be Directed to Patent-Ineligible Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- On October 11, 2016, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in FairWarning IP, LLC v. Iatric Systems, Inc. affirming ...

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Industry Offers Rankings, Recommendations On Illicit Trade In Asia from

Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong lead the way on preventing illicit trade, followed by Japan and South Korea, according to an industry index released this week. China came in slightly above midpoint on the ...

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Industry Seeks Policy Change To Strengthen Protection for GIs, Country Names Online from

Calls for the international community to promote and strengthen the protection of geographical indications and country names on the internet were made at the first side event of the annual General Assemblies of the World ...

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Responding Party's Discovery Obligation Not Affected by Requesting Party's Subjective Motive from

The court granted in part plaintiff's motion to compel documents and rejected defendant's argument that plaintiff was seeking documents for an improper purpose. "Defendant argues that it should be excused from producing documents ...

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USPTO Seeks Further Public Input on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility from

From the USPTO: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that as part of its effort to solicit input from the public regarding the legal contours ...

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Bob Dylan, the Nobel, and plagiarism from

Back in September 2012, IPBiz posted on the Dylan/Timrod plagiarism controversy: Dylan: Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff.

Four years later, Dylan has the Nobel in literature and some people are still bringing ...

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